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Sturgis Schools approve superintendent’s retirement

Members of Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education last month approved a revised superintendent’s contract to allow Tom Langdon to retire next year. Langdon had approached the board and said he would be willing to retire March 31, 2018, with some consideration from the board to help make that happen. Board president Ann Bird said the new contract details the …

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Wanted man flees from deputies

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a wanted subject. According to a department media release, Corey Roggow, 36, fled from deputies during an incident Monday in the area of Carpenterson and Kelly roads in Burr Oak Township. Deputies were called to the area in response to a report of several suspicious vehicles. Roggow …

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Commissioners make several appointments

Several board and committee appointments were made by members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week. Reappointed Tuesday to the County Agricultural Preservation Board were commission representative Dan Czajkowski of White Pigeon to a one-year term; agriculture representative Roger Gentz of Mendon Township to a three-year term; and township representative Carroll Parmeter of Flowerfield Township to a …

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New prosecutor to be assigned in case against former teacher

The Michigan attorney general’s office is taking over prosecution of the state’s case against former Centreville Public Schools teacher Terry Miller. Miller, 47, of Centreville, faces charges of criminal sexual conduct. His trial had been scheduled to begin Feb. 15. At a hearing Monday before St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman, St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said …

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Miller introduces mental health funds bill

State Rep. Aaron Miller has introduced legislation to more equally designate funds for county mental health services throughout the state. Miller introduced a similar bill last session that had hearings before the House Appropriations Committee, but never made it to the House floor. The bill changes the way money is distributed to Community Mental Health Service Programs based on criteria …

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Little Free Library comes to White Pigeon

A self-service book station at Wade Park will serve as the legacy of a longtime patron of the White Pigeon Township Library. The late Marge Randall is memorialized by the Little Free Library, a stand filled with about 20 books available for the taking. Perri Saunders, executive director of the White Pigeon Township Library, said she was long familiar with …

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